Meaning

Primary

Dishwashing

Alternatives

Doing Dishes, Washing Dishes

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You know the word (plate) and the word 洗う (to wash), right? You can probably guess dish washing is happening here, but this is a noun, so it's the idea of dishwashing, AKA doing dishes, or washing dishes.

Reading

さらあらい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The readings are the individual vocab words (you can tell because there's a bit of hiragana stuck on there). It's the reading for and 洗う combined.

Context

Context Sentences

皿洗いをしているクリステンが可愛すぎて、穴があくほど見つめてしまいました。

Kristen was just so cute when she was doing dishes and I couldn't help staring holes into her.

皿洗いをしている時は、時間が経つのがおそく感じます。

I feel that time passes slowly when I'm washing dishes.

食事代を支払う代わりに皿洗いをすることができるラーメン屋さんが日本にあるって本当ですか?

Is it true that there is a ramen restaurant in Japan where you can wash dishes to pay your bill?

Kanji Composition